Willyne Hammerstein’s Flower Power – NEW

Snowdrop Anemones

It has been a wonderful spring at our house and I have been distracted by the flowers in the garden AND the Flower Power in Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein.
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Flower Power quilt

As usual, Flower Power is gorgeous and intriguing. All of Willyne’s designs are.

However, we’re doing things a little differently this time.

Flower Power quilt templates from Inklingo

One difference is the size. In response to requests from quilters, the size is larger than the one in the book. Instead of shapes with 0.75 inch sides, these have 1 inch sides, so the finished quilt is larger too. (Details on the website.)

The cumulative difference between 0.75 inch and 1 inch might be bigger than you expect—and just perfect for you!

Flower Power quilt templates

Another difference: So many quilters already have the 60° Diamond 1 inch shape collection that I made this shape collection an “Add-On,” so you don’t have to buy the same shapes twice.
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Templates for Flower Power Quilt

The shapes are a little bit different too. At first glance, the new shapes for Flower Power look familiar but the partial hexagon is bigger than a half hexagon and the triangles are a new size.

Some things are the same. The new shape collection is on sale for a special low intro price for a few days. 

I also add a Design Book as a bonus!

Print diamonds with Inklingo

EVEN BETTER!
Not only that, the related 60° Diamond 1 inch shape collection is available for a reduced price too! That’s a good deal if you want to add them to your collection, even if you are not tempted by  the Flower Power Add-On.
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Inklingo garden

Some of you noticed how quiet I have been for the past few weeks. Most of the work I have been doing has been behind-the-scenes (website work) or out-of-doors but I am almost ready to start doing Live Videos again.
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False Forget-Me-Nots

I have not forgotten about doing Live Videos. We have masses of tiny blue flowers (false forget-me-nots) in shady areas. My father loved Forget-Me-Nots. I love doing the live videos.

“Flower Power” is good.

Working in the garden has been good therapy. Some day, I might tell you all about the website work and changing my email software but it makes me too sad to talk about it yet. Eudora was soooo beautiful and I used it for email for 20 years. Now I’m using a different email service <sob> and I miss my beloved Eudora. Sorting through email is harder now but I will get better at it eventually.

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Flower Power templates to print

I guess Inklingo has always been a little bit ahead of its time.

In fact, this month marks the 12 year anniversary of the very first Inklingo shape collection.
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Introduction to Inklingo

PRINTING ON FABRIC
This short introduction to printing on fabric will get you started. There is also a short video on the Main Beginner’s Page showing how I prepare fabric sheets for printing with an Inkjet.

Here are the links again.

Flower Power Add-On

60° Diamond 1 inch

As soon as the rest of the behind-the-scenes Inklingo work is finished, I’ll be back with more live videos. Thank you for visiting.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all our friends in the USA!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 12 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

NEW Pizzicato and NEW Live Video

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

You certainly know how to keep me busy. I’ve been listening.

  1. New Shapes! Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato, which I am calling Pizzicato for short.
  2. New Live Video! Friday Night 7 pm Eastern

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

PIZZICATO
The Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicata shape collection is ready now! It is one of Willyne Hammerstein’s brilliant designs in Millefiori Quilts 3.

As usual, there is a LOW intro price for one week only.

Russ reads every word of every shape collection out loud to help me proofread. He laughed every time he read “Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato.” I have never heard these words before but I can confidently say that he did not pronounce any part of it correctly.

Ietsie Pietsie is a bit like Itsy Bitsy.

Pizzicato is a playing technique that involves plucking the strings of string instrument, like a violin or guitar.

I will probably never pronounce any of this correctly. I learned how to read with phonics before I was old enough to go to kindergarten. I pronounce words with a Canadian accent and the way they are spelled. Here is a pronunciation link for the purists.

Print Hexagons on Fabric

My pronunciation may be suspect but the shapes to print on fabric are absolutely perfect. You will love the results when you start with precise shapes!

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato templates

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato includes new sizes of hexagons, diamonds, triangles, and stars. It is a great addition to your collection of collections!

LIVE VIDEO 08
Your reaction to the live videos energizes me. I’ve been getting ready for another one. I hope you will join the fun.

This time, I will share tips for finding what shapes are available, what to do when you are just missing one or two shapes, and how to make a request. This sounds straightforward but I have a LOT to show you!

The list of requests seems to get longer every day. When I took the shape collection for Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato off the list, I added three more.

The original plan was to announce Pizzicato in the live video but I have prepared so many  good demos that I could be talking all night, so you are hearing about it now.

Inklingo Live Video

HOW TO WATCH LIVE
Go to the Inklingo Facebook Page.

When: Friday, April 6, 7 pm Eastern Time. World Time Buddy tells you what time that is in your time zone.

There is no sound until you hover over the video and click on the speaker icon in the lower right corner. The video should play immediately but if it doesn’t, please refresh the page.

Please tell your friends too because Google (gmail) and Yahoo have changed the email rules to make it harder for blog emails to be delivered.

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

FACEBOOK IS GETTING GREEDIER
Some of you may have noticed that I have not been posting as often on Facebook. When I post something, Facebook often only shows it to 50-150 of the 44,800+ quilters who have liked the page.

That means that even if you have liked the Inklingo Facebook Page you probably are not getting my photos in your timeline. Facebook wants me to pay every time I post something to show it to a few more quilters—never everyone—so it is up to you to visit.

REPLAYS ON THE BLOG
Watching live and interacting with comments is great fun but every video is also available to watch later. When I post the replays on the blog, I add links and extra info. There is a list under the Video tab on the website. Video Tab

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Introduction to Inklingo

PRINTING ON FABRIC
If you want a little review or a short introduction to printing on fabric, this 8 minutes is Time Well Spent. There is also another very short video on the Main Beginner’s Page showing how to prepare fabric sheets for printing with an Inkjet.

Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato by Willyne Hammerstein

Here are the links again.

1. Ietsie Pietsie Pizzicato Only $20 for a limited time. I also add a Design Book as a bonus!

2. Facebook Live Video Friday Night

I hope I will see comments from you today and on Friday! Thank you for visiting today.

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo Quilters are Printing and Sewing!

From Canada to California to Mexico to Australia to France to Denmark and everywhere in between, quilters have been printing and sewing Inklingo shapes and making beautiful blocks.

I have permission to share a few.

Patchwork of the Crosses by Monica in California

Monica wrote:
“The 2 on the left were from Carrie’s Pieceful Gathering kits. The others I made up out of the fabric scraps I have… some of which didn’t really look like scraps until I fussy cut and put holes all over them!”

Absolutely beautiful work!

I love what Chantal is doing with the Silent Garden design. (Millefiori Quilts 3)

“I cannot resist to send you my first attempt with Inklingo. I have found a rythm….I am in a club and, although my “colleagues” are very traditional, they were all marvelled. I am sure some of them will do an Inklingo project next year. ”
Chantal in France

Amazing creativity. A first attempt. Très beau.

POTC by Beverley in Australia

Beverley has finished her POTC quilt top! She wrote:

“I’m so pleased to have found your way of piecing. I have almost finished my first inklingo project, a passacaglia quilt. So much more enjoyable than paper piecing!”

Absolutely beautiful work. I have shared more photos of Beverley’s beautiful quilts too.

Patchwork of the Crosses by Jytte in Denmark

Jytte in Denmark has shared dozens of her POTC blocks online, so you can see every detail.

Jytte wrote:
“My fabrics are reproduction fabrics, so they are older looking than the fabrics Lucy used, but they are so beautiful. Hope to finish the quilt some day – I use both machine piecing and hand piecing, just like you have shown in your book. And of course, I use inklingo.”

Jytte has captured the spirit of Lucy Boston with wonderful fabric choices. You are going to want to click on the link to see all of them!

Storm At Sea by Joyce in Ontario

Isn’t this amazing?

Joyce in Ontario has made two quilts so far with Inklingo. She wrote:

“The Storm at Sea was the first. I stumbled upon your site looking for Storm at Sea patterns and bought the 9” shapes. I had also been reading “Color Play 2″ by Joen Wolfrom and tried a colour combination outside my normal comfort zone. I really liked the results so my next two pieced quilts are also using your Inklingo method. I am enjoying the accuracy.”

I will share more photos showing detail of this amazing quilt and her Mariner’s Compass on The Inklingo Facebook Page too. What an inspiration!

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Introduction to Inklingo

If you are new to Inklingo, this short video will bring you up to speed.

Starlit Star by Kathy in Mexico

I think Kathy must be planning an on-point star quilt this time. “This collection has so many possibilities..alone and with the other collections.”

SALE EXTENDED ON STARLIT STAR
I have been very busy on a special project, so Monkey is late with his reminder about the sale ending on Starlit Stars.

Starlit Star with fussy cutting

The special low intro price should end tonight at midnight (March 28) but we have extended it one more day. Starlit Star 12 inch

Print Diamonds on Fabric

Then you can print the shapes on fabric and sew! When you do, I hope you will share photos too.

Thank you for visiting today.

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

Encore Presentation of the Seventh LIVE Inklingo Video

Live Inklingo Video with Linda Franz

Thank you to everyone who watched while the video was live! It was a struggle to get started but it all worked out in the end.

Please scroll down to the last image (with the play button) to watch the replay. 

On Friday night the audio and video were not synced and the picture was choppy. We finally gave up after 3 tries—but I kept working on it overnight and all day Saturday.

If you haven’t guessed by now, Persistence is my middle name.

Sewing with Inklnigo Live

I finally found a way to broadcast again but it was exactly 24 hours later than I planned. Thank you to everyone, like Barb, who came back to sew with me.

HOW TO SEW STARS
This is my longest, most demo-rich live video so far. It is jam-packed with great info. There is something for everyone.

I demonstrated simple Inklingo techniques for printing on fabric and sewing stars by machine AND by hand—or with a combination of hand and machine stitching.

Silent Garden Quilt with Inklingo

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

  • How I finished the edges of my Silent Garden quilt (Millefiori Quilts 3)
  • A chance to name the new star (I haven’t made a final decision, so it’s not too late to suggest something.)
  • What to do when a shape is not inklingo-able (yet), like the partial diamond on the side edges of my Silent Garden.
  • How to use freezer paper with an acrylic ruler to make a template for ANY shape (I used freezer paper templates for the gold part-diamonds on the edge.)
  • Gorgeous examples of stars made by Inklingo quilters
  • Judy Martin’s fabulous new Singular Stars book

How to print on fabric with Inklingo

SOMETHING FOR NEWBIES
If you are new to Inklingo, I showed what you can do with the free Diamond Triangle Square shape collection. I have heard from a few long-time Inklingo quilters who say this was a good review for them too.

  • How to prepare fabric and freezer paper to print
  • How to use the Bookmarks panel to navigate in the free shape collection
  • Printing a custom page size with the ANY shape collection
  • Rotary cutting without templates or measuring
  • Hybrid piecing (combining hand and machine piecing in the same block)
  • Circling the intersection by hand for perfect points
  • Sewing sequence for LeMoyne Star (8-pointed star)
  • Pressing technique for LeMoyne Star

I will probably do more printing in every video because it always gets such a great reaction—and that reaction is usually “This is so much simpler than I imagined!”

Un-named Star from Inklingo

SOMETHING FOR EXPERIENCED INKLINGOISTS 
Even if you have been using Inklingo for almost 12 years already, there was something for you:

  • Announcement of a new un-named star shape collection, and how it resulted from requests from quilters
  • Info about Inklingo’s precision numbers and sizes
  • Insight into how I design a shape collection
  • How to use precision corners to give you confidence

Wash tub and board

I also explained how Inklingo is a “disruptive technology.”

Did you know you can still buy washtubs and scrubbing boards on Amazon? That doesn’t mean it is the best way to wash fabric or quilts. I feel the same way about acrylic templates. You can still buy them in 2018. Wow. Who would have believed it.

Star quilt by Kathy Timmons with Inklingo

IMPORTANT LINKS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO

Kathy in Mexico’s Flickr album of Inklingo 8-pointed stars (fussy cut) The photo above is just a small section of it! Visit the album to see close-up photos of all of the stars.

Main Stars Page (under the Shop tab on the Inklingo website)

Top Ten Tutes (on the All About Inklingo blog)

Main Beginner’s Page (where to get the free shape collection)

Cathi’s Quilt Obsession Blog  Beautiful and frequent inspiration for many Inklingo quilt designs

Barb’s Just Sayin’ Sew Blog (great article showing how she fussy cuts with Inklingo)

 

Next Inklingo Live Video

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN WE’RE GOING LIVE AGAIN?
Yahoo Groups and subscribers did not get emails this time. The message sent to Yahoo Groups was delayed several days for some unknown reason.

The most reliable way to know what is new is to subscribe to the blog by email. I spent several days last week getting issues fixed there, so emails are being delivered again. Some quilters had not heard from me for a long time but it is fixed now.

It is a good idea to check the Inklingo Facebook Page frequently. IMPORTANT  You cannot count on Facebook to show you anything from Inklingo anymore, even when you have liked the page. Facebook changed the rules in January. They pester me all day long with messages asking me for money to show my photos and videos to the people who have already liked the Inkingo page. I only break down and pay for ads occasionally, so if you don’t visit on your own, you will miss what I share there..

Introduction to Inklingo

Please share the Inklingo videos with your friends. This one, on the Main Beginner’s Page is only 8 minutes and it explains how Inklingo works.

I still have to add Live 07 to the  summary of the other LIVE videos on the website. (Click on the Video tab.)

EDITED VERSIONS OF LIVE 01 and LIVE 02
As I mentioned in Live 07, I am thrilled that I was able to edit Live 01 and Live 02 to remove my rookie mistakes (wrong camera view, overlapping audio). I think I can post those on YouTube. I’m still figuring out how to do that. Persistence.

I am learning with each new video. When I watch the replay, there are always things I think I could do better next time. It is a huge learning experience for me and I hope each video is Time Well Spent for you.


Click this image for the replay of Live Inklingo Video 07.

Please tell your friends about the video because they may not know about it yet.

If you missed it or if you need a review, you can watch Live 07 now, okay? Thank you for watching and thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

Inklingo on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart

Welcome to visitors from The Quilt Show!

Ricky Tims and Diane Kirkhart talk about Inklingo

SHOW 2205  
Diane Kirkhart shows Ricky Tims how to use Inklingo to print, cut  and sew Passacaglia shapes to make the cover quilt on Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein (first book).

Diane has made several glorious Passacaglia variations with various methods. Spectacular!

Diane is a fan of Inklingo and I was excited to see how she demonstrated it.

In the first 40 minutes, Diane demonstrates gluing templates for English Paper Piecing (EPP) and then gluing to zig zag by machine with Apliquick tools .

Monkey says they saved the best for last. (We’re partial.)

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

START PRINTING WITH THE FREE SHAPES
I am delighted that Diane mentioned that you can try printing on fabric with the free shape collection. Inklingo is designed to work with a computer and any ordinary Inkjet printer, so anyone can try it, as Diane says, “without spending a dime.”

Diane only had a few minutes to show the printed shapes, so if you are curious about how Inklingo works, there is an 8-minute video on the Main Beginner’s Page —and that is where to order the free shapes.

If you do order the free shapes, please let me know that you heard about Inklingo from Diane on The Quilt Show.

A free fabric sample will be sent to you to get you started! (USA and Canada only)

Silent Garden with Inklingo

FUSSY CUT WITH INKLINGO
I am delighted that Diane had a chance to mention that you can fussy cut with Inklingo.

Her method is different from the two methods I teach:

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

Not a member—yet? For one week in March, non-members will be able watch her episode too. Very nice.

I have been a member at The Quilt Show continuously since day one, January 1, 2007. I think that watching one TQS sample video might convince you to become a member too.

Inklingo on The Quilt Show

When Diane showed Ricky a piece of fabric printed and still attached to the freezer paper, he “got it.” He asked some great questions. He understood immediately that you do not need paper templates or acrylic templates or glue or special tools when you use Inklingo, so it is the most economical AND the fastest way to make a quilt.

Inklingo makes it easier for anyone to start quilting AND it makes it possible to make elaborate quilts like Passacaglia in a reasonable amount of time, at a reasonable price.

LOVE VIDEO?
If Diane’s wonderful introduction makes you want to know more about Millefiori Quilts, there is another short video on the Main Millefiori Quilts Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia by hand OR by machine with Inklingo—in only 6 minutes.

If you love learning from videos as much as I do, you might want to watch some of the replays of my Live Inklingo Videos too.

Print templates with Inklingo

ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED?
Please remember that you cannot count on Facebook to show you anything from Inklingo anymore, even when you have liked the Inklingo Facebook Page. If you like, comment and share on my page, Facebook is more likely to remind you to visit to see what is new.

It is also a good idea to subscribe to the blog, so you don’t miss anything. If you do subscribe, you will receive 4 to 8 emails per month—only when there is something new.
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Introduction to Inklingo

If you want to share info about Inklingo with friends, this short video is a good intro.

Diane Kirkhart on The Quilt Show

Congratulations to Diane on a great show! Now that you’ve met her, I think you will want to visit her website to see her Passacaglia quilts too!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

LeMoyne Star 8 inch – Sale Extended!

I started writing this three days ago, to remind you about the end of the special low intro price on the new LeMoyne Star 8 inch shape collection.

There has been a happy distraction (more below), so—good news—Monkey has extended the deadline until tomorrow night (Saturday) at midnight. Only $20.
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These are just a few of the 16 inch blocks you can make with the shapes in the new LeMoyne Star 8 inch shape collection . . .
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Millefiori Quilts 3 Lucky Stars

. . . in addition to Lucky Stars (Millefiori Quilts 3).
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Print diamonds on fabric or paper

As usual, you do not need papers or acrylic templates or special rulers when you print the shapes on fabric or freezer paper with Inklingo.

Also, as I mentioned in 5th LIVE Inklingo Video on Facebook, there is no “squaring up” at the end.
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Live Video 05 with Linda Franz

LIVE VIDEO
The stars on the chair in the photo were made by machine with the Diamond Triangle Square shape collection.  It’s FREE ($20 value).

There is a short VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website to help you start printing. I always recommend starting with the free shape collection because it includes the first chapter of The Inklingo Handbook (pages H5 – H48) too.

Also, in the 5th LIVE Inklingo Video on Facebook, I shared piecing and pressing instructions .

LIVE on Facebook has been popular so . . .
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Snow at Inklingo headquarters

. . . I braved the snow (and yucky slush in the parking lots) to get out in the real world to get help face-to-face from the pros.

FOCUSING ON THE GOOD NEWS
There were two big issues that were driving me crazy: camera focus and my focus—showing the wrong camera or screen while I was demonstrating.

I am not a geeky person. Almost everything I know about technology I learned from Google but I needed to take a deeper dive into figuring out the best way to do the LIVE videos, so I got help and met some great people.
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New Video Equipment for Inklingo!

This is just a small part of it.

There are even more empty boxes and packaging all over the living room (my office) because I have new equipment, new cameras, new converters, new HDMI and SDI cables—don’t ask, I don’t know either—and a new computer arrangement, so I think I have solutions for BOTH focus issues.

The next live video on Facebook should be the best one yet.
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Go Canada Go!

WHEN LIVE?
Now the Winter Olympics presents a new complication. When should I do the next LIVE video?

I probably won’t be watching the Olympics but I suspect many of you will, so I have decided not to go up against the Opening Ceremony tonight.

If you have suggestions, please let me know. I’m still thinking about when to go live with my new stuff.

SUBSCRIBERS
By the way, I also changed the subscription software for the blog. This is the first time I’m using it to announce a new blog post. I hope it reaches everyone. If you have questions about it, please email me at linda@lindafranz.com.

In the meantime, Monkey says, don’t forget the sale ending. Also, it’s time to stop playing with gear and get busy with the recycling bin.

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

$10 Coupon! 11 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook

Inklingo on Facebook

Encore Presentation of the Fifth LIVE Inklingo Video


ENCORE PRESENTATION
Thank you to everyone who watched LIVE on Saturday night. You can watch the replay here and I am sharing the links I promised.

As usual, you can click in the bottom right corner of the video to view larger or full screen. That is great for the close-up sewing sequences. (You can view full screen on Facebook too.)
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Encore Live Inklingo Video 05

WRONG CAMERA
I did it again. I clicked on the wrong button when I changed screens, so you saw this when you should have seen me sewing.

The good news is . . ..

Live Inklingo Video 05

. . . . that you can skip ahead and not miss anything.

When you play the video (the first image above), you can click on the play line (blue line above) to drag it forward to about -22 minutes (red arrow) to skip ahead.  I repeated myself, so you won’t miss anything if you skip ahead.

I’m sorry for making this mistake and sorry it took me a few minutes to see it. Thank you to everyone who tried to alert me on Facebook.

I appreciate your patience while I am learning this complicated software and equipment.  Monkey says, we’re making progress because I did get it right several other times.

Printing on fabric is more my speed. I was not cut out to be a technical whiz—but I try.
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LeMoyne Stars on Chair

Did you notice my desk chair?

For the videos, I sit in a dining room chair, so I can use my usual chair as a bulletin board.

Just like Inklingo, the simplest option is often the best.

AS PROMISED—LINKS MENTIONED IN THE LIVE VIDEO .
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One Page Guide for 8-pointed stars

The demo in the video is summarized in an article from 2014, where everything is illustrated and you can download the one-page guide for 8-pointed stars.
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Inklingo On-Point Quilt with LeMoyne Stars

I had a great quilt layout for stars to show you but I ran out of time. The free pattern uses the FREE Diamond Triangle Square shape collection and has been on the blog since 2011.
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How to press LeMoyne Stars

I also wanted to finish talking about the advantages of the pressing technique in the video. For now, I’ll just mention that when you press the seam allowances clockwise around the center in all of the stars, the seam allowances will nest perfectly when you join the star blocks together. 

We press the same way when we hand piece, so I will talk more about the advantages of this pressing technique in another LIVE video.
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Cathi's itty bitty LeMoyne Stars

I shared this LeMoyne Star quilt (3 inch blocks!) from Cathi’s Quilt Obsession Blog. If you visit there and search for LeMoyne, you will find many more star designs. I recommend subscribing to Cathi’s blog too.
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LeMoyne Star by Kathy Timmons

I also had this photo teed up to show you. Kathy’s fussy cutting is fabulous and . . .
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LeMoyne Star by Kathy in Mexico

. . . you can see the fussy cutting in dozens of stars, close up on Flicker.
Aren’t you glad you visited today! There are many other Inklingo projects in Kathy’s amazing Flickr albums.
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Midnight Fireworks Quilt

Midnight Fireworks from Millefiori Quilts (first book) is another Inklingo shape collection that uses 8-pointed stars. You can use the technique in the video for those stars too.
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Patchwork of the Crosses by machine

I sewed several hexagons by machine in the video but I ran out of time to show you how I use them for Patchwork of the Crosses. My hybrid POTC has some seams by machine and some seams by hand.
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Patchwork of the Crosses by machine

You saw me join the white hexagons by machine, sewing crosshair to crosshair. That leaves me with some relaxing, portable “continuous stitching” for 16 short seams. Hybrid piecing gives me the best of both worlds. 

I also mentioned a few more links.

Live Video 05 with Linda Franz

LIVE —NEW MISTAKES NEXT TIME 
By now, you know that I am technically challenged. Printing on fabric is one of the easiest things you can do with a computer. Managing live video must be one of the hardest but I’m not giving up yet.
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Introduction to Inklingo

Here’s another video that is NOT live, so there are no built-in mistakes. 8 minutes to get you started printing free shapes on fabric.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT FACEBOOK
It is up to YOU to make sure Facebook shows you what you want to see.

On January 11th, Facebook made some big changes. They only show the videos and images I show on the Inklingo Facebook page to fewer than 1% of the 44,780 quilters who have liked the page UNLESS I PAY THEM.

“Pay to play” is how Facebook makes billions. This means that your Facebook feed is going to give priority to businesses that pay for ads.

I am keeping the videos free, so I cannot afford to pay hundreds of dollars to notify you when the next one is coming.

There are a few things you can do that don’t cost anything:

  • Visit the Inklingo Facebook Page regularly. The more you like and comment and SHARE, the more likely Facebook is to decide to show you my photos and videos next time.
  • Choose “follow” on the Inklingo Facebook Page. No guarantee—but you are more likely to see my photos.
  • Subscribe to the blog, so you get an email when I post here. The link is at the top of the right side-bar (or below the content on mobile).
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Millefiori Quilts 3 Lucky Stars

COMING SOON
Exciting news in the video—a new shape collection for LeMoyne Star 8 inch is coming in the next few days. It also includes bonus shapes, so you can make Lucky Stars, one of the beautiful designs in Millefiori Quilts 3.

I hope you will tell your friends about the LIVE videos and come back again next time.

It is odd to talk to a camera without being able to see you, so your comments on Facebook and here are a lifeline. Thank you!

Linda & Monkey

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New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page  There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

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